Today at MWPAI Sunday, April 23, 2017

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  • American Quilts: Sewn Stories
    Undercover: 19th-Century American Quilts Up Close
    Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:30 pm - 4 pm

    Free and open to the public

    Drop in between 1:30 to 4 p.m., for a hands-on, close-up look at a variety of historic quilts. Using conservators’ gloves and magnifying glasses, examine a quilter’s detailed work while learning about the history of these textile arts.

  • American Quilts: Sewn Stories
    Group Tours
    Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

    To arrange a private docent-led tour, contact the Museum Education Department two weeks in advance at 315-797-0000, ext. 2170.

  • School of Art Gallery
    Freshman Juried Show
    Friday, April 7 - Friday, April 28, 2017

    A juried exhibition of work by the freshmen students
    of the PrattMWP College of Art and Design.

    Opening: Friday, April 7, 4 to 6 p.m.

    Free and open to the public


  • Exhibition
    European Masterworks From The Permanent Collection
    Monday, January 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
    European Modernism masterpieces are on view in the Museum of Art's permanent collection galleries. Included are artworks by Kandinsky, Mondrian, Picasso, Dali, and many others.
  • Exhibition
    Collage / Reformat / Refocus
    Saturday, February 11 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
    Visit the exhibition Collage / Reformat / Refocus and see the world anew through works of art that create something fresh from something used. Discover works of art not usually on view, like John Cage’s Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel. John Cage created this work in memory of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968).
  • Exhibition
    American Quilts: Sewn Stories
    Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
    The Museum of Art presents its first major quilt exhibition featuring extraordinary examples of American piecing and quilting from the early 1800s through the present. American Quilts: Sewn Stories traces personal histories and those of a wider nation through the sophisticated patterns, bold colors, and sensitive needlework found in American quilts. Too often dismissed as a “mere craft,” these works show rare aesthetic sophistication and illustrate the lives of those often silent in American history, including women, African Americans, and members of closed religious communities.
  • Exhibition
    Crazy Quilts: Art in Pieces
    Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
    Crazy Quilts: Art in Pieces features the most extraordinary Victorian-era quilts from the Museum’s collection. Opening March 4 in the Museum of Art galleries in Fountain Elms, the exhibition includes elabroate quilts that boast intricate patterns of luxurious fabrics accented by flamboyant needlework.
  • Exhibition
    Dressed to the Nines: Williams-Proctor Fashions
    Friday, April 14 - Sunday, September 3, 2017
    In 1865, 14-year-old Rachel Williams noted in her diary, “I went down [the] street with Mary this afternoon, hunting for dress trimmings and never got so tired before, I think.  I also got a hoopskirt.” During the nineteenth century, the clothing of children and adolescent girls, like Rachel and Maria Williams who grew up in Fountain Elms, reflected that of adults and of Victorian-era mores. For the first time in the Museum’s history, rare dresses and accessories worn by the Williams daughters are showcased in the exhibition, Dressed to the Nines: Williams-Proctor Fashions, on view through September 7 in the Museum’s period room settings. From baptismal gowns to wedding dresses and mourning attire, these outfits explore the lives of one Utica family.
  • Exhibition
    Sophomore Student Exhibition
    Saturday, April 15 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
    Reception May 6, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Exhibition
    Cocktail Culture
    Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, September 10, 2017
    Raise a glass to the exhibition Cocktail Culture, a celebration of fine and decorative arts relating to fermented, brewed, and distilled beverages.
  • Exhibition
    Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35
    Saturday, June 17 - Monday, October 9, 2017

    During the 10 years that took America from glittering heights to the depths of economic devastation, New York State transformed the nation. The exhibition Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35, on view June 18 through October 9 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, is a pioneering exploration celebrating the Empire State as the driving force behind the creation of 20th-century modernism. From Buffalo to Brooklyn, artists, designers, and manufacturers generated avant-garde art, fashion, technology, and music that resulted in the century’s most important artistic revolution. Lori Zabar, based in New York City and working with the Museum of Art staff, is the curator of this exhibition, originated by MWPAI.

  • Exhibition
    Jewels of Time: Watches from the Proctor Collection
    Saturday, August 26 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
    The aesthetic brilliance and exquisite craftsmanship of beautifully ornamented historical timepieces will featured in the exhibition Jewels of Time: Watches from the Proctor Collection.

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